Adelaide South Australia
Grid Locator PF95
35 South 138 East
ALL TIMES UTC
SWL Call VK5001SWL

February 15th 2017

Sunrise 2027z Sunset 0937z

F 75 A 2 K 1 No Storm SN 15 A6.2
Solar Wind 301km/s at 0259z

14.165 ZS3Y 0435 5x4 wkg VK3 , first sign of ZS in quite awhile.

28.265 VK4RC/b 0728 very weak Es , QG62 , 1630km.
28.270 VK4RTL/b 0830 439 Es.

7.180 OZ8BV 0838 5x9 , longpath , JO55 , 55 North , 24653km , last heard on 40m phone October 17th 2016.

February 16th 2017

F 75 A 3 K 3 No Storm SN 23 A5.9
Solar Wind 312km/s at 0212z

Density 26.0 p/cc > IPS

50.045.70 VK8RAS/b 0119 faint Es.

28.298 V73TEN/b 0600 439 F2.

18.130 E24NQN 0732 5x3 , NK99 , 7299km, 19 North , new log.
18.130 A61SM 0742 5x4 , LL75 , 10986km , 25 North.
18.130 HA8IE 0743 5x4 , KN07.
18.130 VU2IT 0752 5x3 , MJ88 , 8048km, only second time in my log.
21.026 XX9D 0757 549 CW , IOTA AS075 , Coloane Island , OL62 , 6851km , 22 North, German DXEp.
7.153 DF2BO 0810 5x6 longpath , wkg Colombia , who i could not hear.
7.138 MX0VON 0811 5x4 YL Op , LP.

Noticed ZL1 wkg Spain on 80m Phone at 0821z , longpath.

14.210 OF2K 0825 5x3 , KP20 , 60 North, new log.
14.210 XX9D 0827 5x5.
14.260 YB9K 0856 5x4 , IOTA OC-150 , OI81 , 3659km , Sp Event , Festival on Lombok Island , new call
in my log.

February 17th 2017

F 74 A 9 K 4 06z K 4 09z K 4 12z K
4 18z No Storm

SN 23 A5.7 Solar Wind 522km/s at 1144z

Auroral Forecast for the Southern Hemisphere 37.28GW at 0625z

28.270 VK4RTL/b 0205 335 Es , chirpy.

33.0Mhz JA data pager 0500 S4.

24.906 XX9D 0518 569 CW
18.154 VP6EU 0550 5x5 , CG44 , 8473km , IOTA OC044 , 25 South , new call in my log.
18.155 V63SC 0618 4x3 , QJ96 , 5111km , 6 North , IOTA OC010, last heard September 26th 2003 on 17M
phone.

7.157 C5YK 0812 between weak to fair, longpath , The Gambia , IK13 , 23509km , QTH Bijilo , new band
, last heard
on 20M Phone April 30th 2015 , only second time in my log.

21.222 RZ9UC 0832 5x4 , NO34 , 54 North , only just starting to hear the Asiatic Russians again,
after summer lull.
21.040 DU2/JA1BPV 0836 549 CW , IOTA OC093, new IOTA in my log.
14.199 N0J 0909 5x6 , QK25 , 5584km , 15 North , Mariana Islands , Tinian.
14.208 T88DT 0910 5x7 , PJ77 , 4726km , IOTA OC-009 , Koror , new call in my log.

February 18th 2107

F 75 A 20 K 4 0z K 4 03z K 4 06z No
Storm SN 14 A7.6

Solar Wind 530 km/s at 0821z Auroral Forecast for Southern Hemisphere
48.08GW at 0255z.

28.267 VK7RAE/b 0159 between weak to fair Es , 0255 569 , 0348 still 549 , 0413 439 , all Es.

50.057 VK7RAE/b 0257 539 Es , 0314 559 , 0342 539.
50.297 VK7RST/b 0301 539 Es , 0329 still 539.

14.250 VI8BOD 0810 4x3 , Sp Event.
18.112 XX9D 0829 5x4.
7.160 OZ8BV 0848 5x9 , longpath.
21.260 OD5ZZ 1209 5x6 , KM74 , 13134km.
21.260 IZ1ZJS 1210 5x4 , good to see the band opening to Europe in our evenings.
21.260 DK0TU 1212 5x4 , Berlin , new log.
21.260 G0VJG 1227 5x4 , JO01 , Dartford , Kent , 51 North , 16243km , new band.
21.280 VK7HCK 1231 5x4 Es , QE38 , 972km , Devonport , new band , pleased to have a new VK7 on 15M !!
21.200 HZ1/Mobile , 1244 , could not get the Suffix , U.K.Op , very rare for me to hear a Mobile out
of Saudia Arabia , 3x3.
18.123 A65DC/Mobile 1251 3x3 , as above , don't hear to many mobiles out of A65.
18.123 ON8KW 1252 5x6 , 600w , 4EL on 17M at 84ft.

February 19th 2017

F 77 A 16 K 3 No Storm SN 13 B1.0
Solar Wind 598km/s at 0311z

28.270 VK4RTL/b 0219 539 Es , just reached 1001 days in my log, but it has had long periods off the
air , over the years.
28.265 VK4RC/b 0253 weak Es.

14.250 VI8BOD 0309 5x6 , Sp Event , PH57 , Darwin Amateur Radio Club.

28.298 V73TEN/b 0443 439 F2 , , 0710 439 F2 , 0806 still 439 F2.

7.144 VK5PAS/portable 0500 5x4 , Brownhill Creek Recreation Park , VKFF-1688 , about 12km from me ,
said he was
in a gully , so that accounts for the poor signal.

24.955 BD2CB 0713 5x4.

14.230 PZ5AR 0718 between weak to fair , Surinam , GJ25 , 16491km , Paramaribo , 5 North , Foreign
resident operator,
new call in my log , also a guest operator at PZ1EL QTH.

14.230 PZ1EL 0719 between weak to fair , also a new call in my log.
24.955 XX9D 0724 5x6.
7.172 VP6EU 0726 , bit better than weak, phone.
7.181 F5KBQ 0730 5x4 longpath , JN13 , new log.
7.181 ON7DK 0732 between weak to fair , phone , new log.
7.153 PA7A 0734 5x6 , JO21 , 51 North , last heard on 40M phone March 6th 2004.
21.275 VI8BOD 0750 5x4 F2, new call
18.140 N0J 0813 5x5 , Marianas Islands, new call.
7.150 BI7SMW 1155 3x3 with 10w , new log.

February 20th 2017

F 78 A 10 K 3 No Storm SN 23 B1.4
Solar Wind 534km/s at 2145z

3.790 FR4NT 1453 4x3 , LG78 , Reunion Island , 21 South , 8109km , new band.
7.156 UN9LW 1505 5x8 , MO12 , Kazakhstan , 1kw , 5EL Mono Yagi , 52 North , 12174km , new band.
3.790 YC0IEM 1511 5x4 , OI33 , 6 South , new band.
7.146 OZ8BV 1518 5x9+10.

7.146 ZS5TU 1523 between weak to fair , bassy audio made it a difficult log , KF59 , Durban , 30
South , new log,
9564km , and no copy in VK7.

7.146 ZS6TW 1527 3x3 , KG44 , 25 South , 10,072km , new log.
18.135 WB6FWS 0013 between weak to fair , phone , San Diego , starting to hear some North Americans.

28.267 VK7RAE/b 0204 559 Es.

7.173 EA1DLU 0740 5x8 longpath , IN53 , 43 North, La Coruna , North West Spain, last heard on 40M
phone August
11th 2016.
7.156 ON7LX 0745 bit better than weak , phone , 51 North , again !! , YL Op.
21.275 XX9D 0749 5x6.

28.262 VK2RSY/b 1100 439 Es , 1121 still weak.

50.289 VK2RSY/b 1115 549 Es , 1122 gone.

28.267 VK7RAE/b 1123 439 Es , 1135 549.

7.152 VP6EU 1126 5x6.

73 de David Vitek

Adelaide South Australia
Grid Locator PF95
35 South 138 East
SWL Call VK5001SWL